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Do you have a spirit animal/totem?

yeghor

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I am not talking about any religion or philosophy per say, just something that many people pick up naturally as they go through life. We sometimes find an animal that we resonate with, and admire character traits associated with it that we wish we had in ourselves...or already do.

For example, the wolf is an extremely popular totem people relate to. When I was observing the Therianthropy community many years back. The wolf dominated the the community as the animal most people saw themselves as. Followed by the Fox, Tiger, and Birds of prey.

I've often wondered why people do this peculiar thing. I think humans seek to reattach to nature as we are often trapped in our artificial surroundings, out of touch with our natural selves, and in unhealthy environments. A desire to return to simplicity and escape our overthinking and overcomplicating humanity. Or perhaps its just cool, like astrology.

So if you have any creature you relate to, please share what it is and why you relate to it.


Did not want to create a new thread about this.

I was identifying with the weasel before but a friend of mine told me that I was not aggressive enough to be a weasel.

Later on, I read some spirit animal descriptions on this site and concluded that the Wombat description fits me, in terms of demeanor and living habits.

There's a through list of spirit animal descriptions that can be sifted thru here.

 
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Cat. Bursts of energy/creativity balanced with periods of relaxation/energy conservation. Prefer solitude but want to be appreciated and fawned over. You can appreciate or want me but don’t touch me unless I invite touch

Spider. Solitary, slightly agoraphobic. Cautiously exploring

Eagle owl. Observing. Keep to self
 

yeghor

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Cat. Bursts of energy/creativity balanced with periods of relaxation/energy conservation. Prefer solitude but want to be appreciated and fawned over. You can appreciate or want me but don’t touch me unless I invite touch

Spider. Solitary, slightly agoraphobic. Cautiously exploring

Eagle owl. Observing. Keep to self

How about this one?

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Animal Energy - Lynx
 

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Always felt connected to them ~
 

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What a good question!

When I show up ever second morning for dialysis, I am greeted by, "Good morning Mole", by my nurse, Ming. Then it is Ming and Mole all morning.

So I have become my totem. I am Mole.

"The marsupial mole teaches us how to embrace faith. As one of the few mammals that has evolved in the direction of giving away sight, and one of the fewer that spends its life swimming through the sands blindly, in order to find nourishment, it teaches us that sometimes faith is more important than what we can see and validate.

Marsupial mole teaches us very literally about how not knowing the future, and having faith that all will turn out okay, is sometimes the best path we can take in our lives."
 

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Seems the raven and crow are very little difference. In any case, this is spot on. Extremely. I tend to be fairly complex and odd to most people and it's hard to explain or understand it feels like and what I'm drawn to, but this helps a lot. Fascinating how spot on it resonates. Thank you ~
 

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"The marsupial mole teaches us how to embrace faith. As one of the few mammals that has evolved in the direction of giving away sight, and one of the fewer that spends its life swimming through the sands blindly, in order to find nourishment, it teaches us that sometimes faith is more important than what we can see and validate. Marsupial mole teaches us very literally about how not knowing the future, and having faith that all will turn out okay, is sometimes the best path we can take in our lives."

How true!

This Marsupial Mole has a daily spiritual practice called The Cloud of Unknowing.

I never know what I will discover, but I follow my nose, and keep looking.
 
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